If you want to file a claim after a car crash, collecting evidence of the other guy’s negligence is key. While a police report, accident photos, and medical expert opinions are invaluable, hard evidence that shows the accident occurring in real-time can prove incredibly useful.
Mechanical failure is a genuine threat to drivers, whether it is due to a part that wasn’t recalled or poor service at a repair shop, but what happens when the car’s software fails? Improvements in built-in computer systems allow for a better driving experience, but they can also lead to serious accidents and injuries if mishandled or improperly updated. Depending on where and how it happens, automotive software failure can put vehicle occupants at serious risk of traumatic injuries.
If you suffered a severe injury in a car accident, you’re probably not going to stand and wait for a police officer to provide you a copy of their report. You’re likely to be rushed to the hospital, preventing you from taking photos, gathering insurance information, making notes, and recovering critical evidence from the scene of the accident. The good news: police officers are required to investigate the scene and file comprehensive reports that provide much of this invaluable information.
Uber is making helicopter flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport available in New York City. For around $200 to $225, users can book a trip on the Uber app. The company announced that flights to and from Lower Manhattan were made available to all Uber users starting on October 3, 2019.
New York residents and visitors can now access an online public data hub for information on how taxis, limos, or rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are operating within the city. The overall goal is to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety on New York streets. The data hub makes it possible to compare traffic information in all city boroughs.
Be on the lookout on New York streets, because a fresh wave of traffic cameras are coming to almost every neighborhood in the Big Apple. In an effort to reduce speeding and reckless driving in residential areas, 2,000 speed cameras are being placed around the city, so you might want to think twice before racing to beat the light.
After experiencing the widespread presence of Uber, Lyft, and similar companies operating in most areas around the country, New York City has become one of the first cities to impose special regulations on the ridesharing giants. It took years of waiting, but the recent state budget has made specific provisions to allow for the expansion of ridesharing services into various NYC areas.
Whether it’s on the sidewalk, the street, or the subway, there are countless people who cross busy intersections and put themselves at risk each day throughout New York City. With the tightly packed layout of NYC, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn there are a number of locations throughout the boroughs that are notably dangerous for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers.
However, we understand that car accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. Especially in New York City.
Drivers in New York City will pass through multiple intersections each time they get behind the wheel. This fact puts them at an increased risk for accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the primary source for traffic accidents statistics, approximately 40% of all motor vehicle collisions occur at intersections. The NHTSA also estimates that drivers are responsible for more than 90% of these accidents.
Police officers have one of the most difficult jobs in the world, with tremendous physical and mental demands laid upon them nearly every moment of the day. That does not, however, make them immune to mistakes—some of which can have serious consequences for other people.
For example, a police officer might lose control of his vehicle during a pursuit and strike a pedestrian.